Subtotal colectomy (removal of the colon) is the cure for cats with megacolon/constipation. Although the doctors at St. Louis Cat Clinic provide information about the surgery and mention it to clients, clients always choose to pursue medical management for the disease rather than surgery. Surgery can be seen as a last resort to many people. It is a costly solution and there can be complications as with any surgery. But it really is a good procedure for a permanent cure. A board certified specialist surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw of Gateway Veterinary Surgery would be called in to do this surgery when needed at St. Louis Cat Clinic.
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